Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rainfall under the influence of a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal is most likely to occur in some districts of Odisha in next 24 hours. The rain may continue for three days, informed the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar.

North and South Odisha may witness heavy rain today. However, it may rain heavily in most part of the State in the next two days, the MeT predicted.

According to the Regional MeT department, a low pressure area has been formed over Northeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood with the associated cyclonic circulation extending up to mid-tropospheric levels and likely to become more marked over Northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood during the next 24 hours.

“Heavy to heavy rain fall may occur in seven districts of the State- Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Malkangiri and Koraput. Therefore, Orange Warning has been issued to these districts,” stated Director of the Regional Meteorological Centre, HR Biswas.

Similarly, 10 Odisha districts- Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Puri, Khordha, Keonjhar, Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Angul, Deogarh and Puri may witness heavy rainfall. “Orange warning has been issued to these districts,” informed Biswas.

In view of the inclement weather, fishermen are advised not to venture into deep sea area in north-east Bay of Bengal and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal from September 20, and along and off the Odisha coast and north Bay Of Bengal and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal for two days from September 21. Whoever has ventured into the deep sea are being advised to return to the coast by September 20, Biswas added.